The Scotch Malt Whisky Society
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) is the world’s foremost whisky club but in recent years membership has slowly declined. The SMWS wanted our help to define their audience, understand the key drivers and barriers to membership and how the society could grow members globally.
What We Did:
Qualitative and quantitative insight identified 6 key whisky member ‘types’ and their key drivers of choice within the category. Qualitative work in the UK revealed the role whisky played and how each member type wanted the society to engage with them. Quantitative insight helped to size the opportunity of each segment and identify which whisky types dominated in each of their key markets globally.
This work has helped the society redefine membership product, proposition and benefits by mind-set type, improve the membership renewal process and communications and aid creation of a new visual brand identity.